State of Shock‘s track “Money Honey” won awards for both Best New Group or Solo Artist (Rock) and Best New Group or Solo Artist (CHR); Elise Estrada won for Best New Group or Solo Artist (Dance/Urban/Rhythmic) for “Insatiable;” “Second Chance” by Faber Drive captured Best New Group (Hot A/C); “What You Want” from Hayley Sales won Best New Group or Solo Artist (Mainstream A/C); and, Jessie Farrell‘s “Let’s Talk About Love” collected Best New Group or Solo Artist (Country).
“It’s tremendously exciting to see the remarkable new talent that has emerged over the past year,” said Glenn O’Farrell, president and CEO of the CAB. “Canada’s private radio broadcasters congratulate this year’s CRMA winners and all the nominees on their achievements, and look forward to providing musical acts with continued support and encouragement.”
Four additional awards rounded out the CRMAs: Finger Eleven collected the Fans’ Choice Award; Nelly Furtado received the Chart Topper Award; Alex J. Robinson captured the FACTOR Breakthrough Award for top airplay for a new, FACTOR-supported artist; and, internationally-acclaimed star Alanis Morissette received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Morissette is also to be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame.
CRMA nominees include artists who have hit the Canadian charts for the first time and who have achieved top airplay in different formats based on radio airplay as recorded by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) in 2007. Votes cast by music directors, program directors and on-air personalities determine the winners.